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's nomination, how far will he go to win the white house? will ferrell and zach galifianakis are with us like to talk about their new movie. wolf blitszer is off. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now mitt romney's on his way home from an overseas trip his campaign is calling a great success even though it generated embarrassing headlines at every stop. latest came today in poland when one of romney's top aides cursed at reporters asking questions. one of them was our jim acosta, who joins us from warsaw. jim, what happened today that the romney team sounds upbeat despite all that's been going on? >> reporter: well, joe, a senior romney advisor told reporters here in warsaw that mistakes do happen out on the campaign trail. but when asked what mistakes were made on this overseas trip, that advisor couldn't name any. instead the campaign says the world got to hear from a candidate who they say speaks from the heart. it's the image mitt romney has wanted voters to see for the last week. the gop contender walking tall on the world stage here visiting poland's tomb of the u
? >> definitely seen gradual changes as i'm sure you have. look, i've had to use my former cheerleading voice many times to get a question to presidents and to candidates for president. but i've had to do that more and more as has jim over the years because, look, i mean it's just the world that we live in from their perspective that with twitter, the internet, with everything going viral immediately, it's hard for them to say anything without altering the message that they're trying to get out that day. having said that, it is frustrating having been a reporter on several presidential campaigns, you're there, you're going on the bus, you're going off the bus, you're sitting through every speech. and you want to have access to the candidate to be able to ask them questions. and especially at the end of a trip like this where you're really going full bore and you don't have a chance to ask anything, that's what happens when you really try to ask. and you have to be careful of your surroundings, but you got to do your job. >> gloria, and i have to ask you, in the big picture, how important is this r
straight. molly is joining us more with what the governor had to say. >> former governor mitt romney said the attacks on the tenure in bain capitol are ridiculous . beneath the presidency. and romney did interviews yesterday with all . broadcast and cable news channel to push back on the attacks. the obama campaign is challenging the assertion that he left bain in 1989 . documents say that romney was the ceo three years later. bain said there a lag in updating the paperwork. >> and the discrepancy may make romney a fell mon. he needs to reign in the team and take responsibility for what they are saying. this is absurd. i think this is showing a pattern. you had bad news on the economic front and 41 straight months with unemployment above 8 percent . the president said he will raise taxes on people . trying to gut welfare reform. it is beneath the dignity of the office. >> the president is in virginia about to give a speech. the team is trying to connect romney to bain and out sourcing jobs. the only sound is romney singing "america the beautiful" about words appear of jobs going over seas
such passion for the work he did and for his family. he told us he loved us every day . every time you talked to him. >> politics set aside as both presidential candidates tweeted out their condollence. president obama said beloved member of our campaign family passed away and our prayers with you. we'll miss you alex. >> ann and i were deeply saddened to hear of the death of alex okrent. >> and a federal judge is allowing the stage strict antiabortion law to take affect and allowing the only abortion clinic to remain open. the law requires anyone to be preventing abortion to be an obgyn. they are given more time the oh, pgyn don't have credentials and are working from out of state . weather is a tail of two extremes. heavy rains caused flash flooding and houston sex sex --- texas is under water after receiving rain. the massive down pours are causing problems. but raising hope that it is rain will end the drought condition in southeast texas. texas is one of 26 states that have natural disasters due to drought and blazing heat that is taking a tollon crops. we'll have more on this story. wha
in outsourcing u.s. jobs. >> the obama campaign has already spent nearly $100 million on television commercials, most attacking romney's business record and accusing him of shipping jobs overseas. for "cbs this morning saturday," norah o'donnell, the white house. >> cbs news political director, john dickerson, is with us now. good morning, john. >> truth is, john, it's not unusual for a ceo to take a leave of absence. but it doesn't look very good. how do you think romney is handling this? are people going to understand this tricky situation? >> no. you're right. it looks a little exotic. it looks a little different than people's common experience. what governor romney wanted is his experience at bain to basically have people think he's a business guy, he knows how to fix the economy. that's all you need to know about him. now he's having to explain complicated business arrangements. he's talking about things that just sound different from people's day-to-day experience. it changes that bain story for him. he'd rather get off this topic, keep things focus odd n the and the status of the economy
this morning. people tell us it will take maybe 90 seconds to less than five minutes in front of the judge. he will then set a date for the next hearing. as we continue to follow the story here from aurora, colorado. cnn newsroom begins right now. >> thank you, soledad. happening right now in the newsroom, unprecedented penalties. the ncaa hitting penn state right now with a huge fine. we will soon learn of the pe penalties that await the university. >>> shooter james holmes a in court in just a few hours, using a secret underground tunnel to go before the judge. this morning we're learning more about holmes' past and what police found in his apartment. >>> jackson mystery. michael's mother katherine reported missing this weekend tells police in arizona that she is fine. the grandkids that have lived with her wondering where she is. a missing persons report was even filed. inside this really strange and bizarre story, straight ahead. >>> and power right in your wallet. a new iphone charger the size of a credit card saves you when you run out of juice. we'll show it to you in 20 minutes. "newsr
, in some ways, it is not a problem. the ambush protected vehicle that they use in iraq and afghanistan, it was something that the hill prioritize because people were getting blown up by ied's. there is a proper role for congress exercising decision-making and imposing some things on executive office and institutions. how to deal with the rest? management, either. there is not a golden bullet that is going to resolve this problem permanently. something that someone will have to wrestle with on a case-by-case basis. at least my opinion is going to be that you have to hope that the governors i have already outlined are sufficient. but most of those things don't come into the budget. >> we should probably clarify that, you know, when people present in arguments, pros and cons, the majority responds favorably to both. so it is not that most people are carrying around a very discrete human of i think defense should be cut and i am looking for signs that this candidate is for organs that. it is not that articulated. it is more because they say oh, yeah, that's true, oh, okay, now have to make
would not use the word conditionality, but i think the discussion with pakistan after they took some steps to close the ground lines of communication for supplies and so forth has worked our way back towards a more cooperative relationship. i think the u.s. in this administration has been clear about the areas of cooperation that we need to see to be able to continue to move forward with the assistance and support. starting first and foremost with counter-terrorism and things related to the safety of our troops in afghanistan. >> moving on to russia and our relations with russia. governor romney seems very upset with president obama's reset policy toward russia. the governor has described russia as the no. 1 global flow of the united states. first of all, what do you think of the governor's criticism? >> i think it is unfair and it misses a couple of the tremendous benefits we have gotten from the recent policy. from the beginning, president obama has been clear that we want to have a partner relationship with russia. where we have differences, we will continue to negotiate and press
. for our belief system, it's not our place to judge, and not forgiving only puts us in a place where we can't move forward. >> colorado governor john hic n hickenlooper was there. he spoke. one of the things he did was he named off the names of the 12 people who died in this horrific shooting, and those involved in the vigil responded "we will remember" after each name. we still have many still hospitalized, eight of them still in critical condition. that vigil was a very important moment for the folks here in aurora. >> okay, thank you very much, poppy. we're going to check in with the ncaa now. they're making the decision on penn state. let's listen in. >> and the powerful people who let them down. there has also been much speculation on whether or not the ncaa has the authority to impose any type of penalty related to penn state. not only does the ncaa have the authority to act in this case, we also have the responsibility to say that such egregious behavior is not only against our bylaws and constitution, but also against our value system and basic human decency. the executive committe
with us. and thank you for being with us, everyone. i give up. sending it to wolf blitzer. wolf? >> ashleigh, thanks very much. >>> happening now, president obama and mitt romney are locked in a dead heat right now. when it comes to battleground voters, the numbers aren't so close. the brand new cnn orc polls are just in. we're breaking them down for you. standby. >>> also millions still without power, baking in record heat in washington, d.c., in the mid-atlantic, days after being clobbered by a deadly monster storm. is there any relief in sight? >>> and an american grad student fights for his life after being violently mauled by two chimps in south africa. ahead, the horrifying details of the attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." these numbers just coming in. let's go to the battle for the white house. a brand new cnn o.r.c. poll is just being released right now. take a look at just how tight the race is. among registered voters nationally, nationally. 49% say they are for president obama versus 46% for mitt romney. that's with a 2.5% samplining err error.
, the numbers aren't so close. let's go straight to cnn's joe johns. he's breaking the numbers for us. he's in des moines, iowa, right now. tell our viewers what we're seeing, joe. >> reporter: wolf, there's certainly a lot more to this than meets the eye. the main takeaway is mitt romney is running ahead of the president in some of the states that matter most. conservatives are still shaking their heads. >> it was really a shock. >> i'm dispinted at their position. they came to a position. >> how could one of their own on the supreme court side with liberals onto uphold the institutionalty of the democrat's health care plan. in many ways it was still a conservative decision. >> this was a conservative judicial philosophy that says the role of the courts is to be the last resort, not the first resort. we only strike something down when it's a big piece of regulation if we absolutely have to. that's still quite conservative. >> and this type of thinking shouldn't be a surprise. >> wrong piece there running, obviously. the takeaway on our poll is even though the president maintains a slight
fallen the building collapsing on the city's far south side. good afternoon everyone think for joining us today. >> skycam 9 was over the scene earlier. this happened and the west pullma neighborn code. fire officials rescued a man after they responded to a building collapse before 10:00 a.m. this morning. early reports indicate the roof did cave in there is no report of any other people inside of the building at the time of the collapse. upon arrival we got one person out of the building. we sent a ladder to the victim and then we had him brought to the hospital. >> three teenagers have been charged as adults and the brutal beating death of the 62 year-old man and the whole beating was videotaped and then posted to facebook. >> we are outside of the cook county criminal courts building where the three suspects are now appearing before judge. >> all three teenagers are in court today. the 16 year-old has been charged with first-degree murder and has been held without bail the 17 year-old and 18 year-old are both charged with first-degree murder and robbery. the attack on the 62 year-old
case scenario for all of us in the region is when you get full-out civil war, there is no coming back. if it breaks down, if civil order breaks down to the point of no return, then it will take years to fix syria. and i have a feeling that we're seeing the signs of that over the past three weeks. the only people that can bring us back from that brink is obviously the president and the regime. and i believe this is the last chance that they have. >> my exclusive interview with king abdullah will air during our next hour during our 5:00 p.m. eastern hour here in "the situation room." you're going to want to hear what he has to say about syria a lot more detail. also, we spoke about mitt romney and barack obama in the interview. he's got some serious thoughts about these two individuals. >>> let's get to the presidential race right now. in today's republican triple play in ohio, not only is mitt romney campaigning there, so are two men getting mentioned, lots of mentions in fact, as possible running mates. the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, and the former florida governor, jeb bush. c
labott is joining us live with the very latest. bulgarians are of course investigating. i'm sure the israelis are as well. first of all, what are the bulgarians saying? >> reporter: well, wolf, forensic investigators on the scene. it's all very preliminary at this point, but they're saying that this was caused by a bus bomb already placed inside the bus. that's really all they know, but they're not ruling anything out. they say it's possibly a terrorist attack. obviously the israelis saying they're sure of it. but bulgarians not ruling anything in, not ruling anything out at this point, wolf. >> didn't take very long for the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu to directly blame iran for this attack. >> reporter: that's right. a short time ago prime minister netanyahu, wolf, put out a statement saying all signs are leading to iran, his defense minister just spoke to reporters a short time ago. let's take a listen to what he said. >> this is clearly a terrorist attack initiated by hezbollah, hamas, jihad or any other group under the terror of iran or other radical muslim g
to help troops ready to turn back outside aggression. peter doocy joins us live with details. hello, peter. >> hi, shannon. it was four months ago that kofi anaan laid out the six point peace plan as part of his duty as the special u.n. envoy and the first part of that plan called for a cease-fire but that did not catch on and neither did the rest of the plan so now, anaan says so far, the peace process has failed telling a french newspaper that "significant efforts have been made to try to resolve this situation peacefully. obviously, we have not succeeded and perhaps there's no guarantee that we will succeed. anaan just arrived moments ago in damascus in syria to try to save his peace plan but here in washington, the former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. john bolton told us this morning it's going to be a struggle because two of the main superpowers in the region, russia and china have nothing to gain from a peace in syria. >> i think russia sees the syrian regime as critical of what it remains in its position in the middle east. those factors aren't going to change. if russia could replac
. back here in the u.s., today president obama, he's calling for a one year extension of bush era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year without congressional action those cuts expire on january 1st. now to michelle who has both the morning's top corporate news. >> dow alcoa reports. estimated to be up 5.8%. if you remove apple and bank of america, even if you just remove bank of america growth is seen dropping by .4%. if you're wondering why boa, they had a bad quarter compared to a year ago. farnborough air show is under way in europe. meantime boeing is said to be considering a new competing verge of its 787 dreamliner. boeing ceo jim mcnerney will join phil lebeau live at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. thompson reuters is buying fx alliance. heineken will delay investments in brazil after the government raised taxes on beer. starting in october beer taxes will be 28.8% up from 17%. brewers are already suffering from costs. joe, say it ain't so. >> it is so. also on our radar this morning lawmakers returning to capitol hill from their summer break. among the items they wi
overdrive and arms his opponent, mitt romney, with new political ammunition to use against him. look at this. unemployment is stuck at 8.2%. and only 80,000 jobs added in june. the numbers are even worse when you look at minorities. we're covering all sides of this dramatic political story. our own dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by live. but first cnn's poppy harlow breaks down the numbers. >> hi there, wolf. i think the headline for this jobs report is disappointing. only 80,000 jobs created in the month of june. unemployment stays at 8.2%. we need to be creating somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs a month pretty consistently to bring that rate down. issues here 12.7 million americans still unemployed in this country. 5.4 million of them have been out of work for six months or longer. the longer you're out of work, the longer it takes you to find a job. that is a problem. also very key here. 2.5 million people are not counted in this unemployment rate at all. they can work, but they have stopped looking for work. so they're not counted in the unemploy
the honor and privilege to interview william weld. thank you for joining us today. please tell us how you came to be involved with the inquiry. >> i got a call in the fall of 1973. i was an associate at a law firm in boston. asking me if i would be interested in interviewing for a job on the impeachment staff. at that point, it hadn't really gotten off the ground. i said, no, i have to stay on until i make partner. and then i called back in 15 seconds and said i made a grave mistake. can i still interview? he said, yes. so i had a telephone interview with sam garrison, running the republican side of the staff, not yet fully unified. some thought it never was. i went down, met with sam, had a good interview with him. and i was engaged to come in quite shortly thereafter and reported for duty in december 1973. >> tell us a little bit about -- first of all, about sam garrison. give us a word picture of him, please. >> he was a devoted family man. i think from the south. from richmond. and he worked like a tiger. slept in on sunday mornings but that was about it. he and i had a good personal
's disappointing overall and even more troubling for african-americans. plus, a u.s. veteran who lost both legs in iraq now embroiled in a rather nasty house race against an incumbent who first suggested she's not a true war hero. tammy duckworth is here in "the situation room" to respond. >>> also, a millionaire's apparent suicide just seconds after he's convicted of arson. what may have caused this shocking end to a life seemingly spinning out of control? >>> and great white shark spottings heightened. fears along the cape cod area. our own brian todd is on a boat with experts trying to track them down. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> right now a disappointing jobs report kicks off day two of president obama's bus tour into overdrive and arms his opponent, mitt romney, with new political ammunition to use against him. look at this. unemployment is stuck at 8.2%. and only 80,000 jobs added in june. the numbers are even worse when you look at minorities. we're covering all sides of this dramatic political story. our own dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by
in afghanistan. and just how involved should we get in syria's civil war. one lawmaker accusing the u.s. of not doing enough. >> syria, launching large scale war games an apparent warning to outsiders. do not intervene in the uprising against president assad's rule, but as new and deadly violence raged today in syria, lawmakers at home argue the u.s. is not doing enough to stop the bloodshed. >> my question is to the secretary of state and to the the president of the united states, how many more have to die before we take action to help these people? >> tonight, president assad's new accusations against america as the crisis escalates. >> and you could be hours away from losing the internet. the fbi leading the charge to get you to take action on your computer before midnight. >> also, we might not be able to get there yet, but nasa says here is the next best thing. the most spectacular pictures of mars ever taken. >> i'm harris falkner, we begin tonight with new reaction to the nation's latest jobless numbers, friending president obama's recovery efforts after the labor department's la
and everybody, the president, the secretary, everybody agrees that would be very devastating for u.s. national security and they want to avoid at all costs. >> thank you. that is helpful. rich, governor romney has said many, many times that he would not like to cut the defense budget, but at to the same time be inconsistent with lower taxes. within the framework of the problems that the country has to date with respect to the national deficit, et cetera, i don't know anybody who says you can't raise defense spending, cut taxes and accomplish anything with respect to the national debt. so how do you do that, sir? >> i should introduce you to more people. >> look, i heard the same thing in 1979 and in 1980. on the economy was crippled with double-digit inflation. >> you think is the same as in today? >> no, it's worse, but it can be done with the government's been clear about if he thinks we have to rebuild our navy. and he thinks obviously with the philosophical difference with president obama and governor reagan on the economy -- governor romney and president obama on the economy, it is one th
. agriculture secretary tom vilsack will join us from his crisis meeting with the president. >>> tipping point in syria. three of assad's top defense officials are killed in bombings in damascus. >> this is a situation that is rapidly spreading out of control. >>> plus, bush unplugged. 43 on life then and now. >> eight years was awesome, and you know, i was famous and i was powerful, but i have no desire for fame and power anymore. >>> and jon stewart defends the boss against the brits. >> you keep your voice down! ♪ >> keep it down! >> the queen is never coming to new jersey. >> jon stewart is from new jersey. good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in new york today. in our daily fix, the romney campaign is escalating its attacks opt obama with a new ad and in ohio, where the candidate will be campaigning later today, but the romney offensive still hasn't quieted a growing chorus of republicans calling on romney to release his tax returns. chris cillizza is an msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com, mr. fix. well, this whole tax return issue is not going away. mitt romney ha
that chris christie will not be the running mate? >> the first thing it tells us is that chris christie isn't going to be the running mate. look, i think what it tells us is they understand that chris christie is a powerful force within this party. he is someone who kind of has the charisma, the zeal that mitt romney to be frank lacks. i think they want to elevate chris christie. one other thing about chris christie i think gets lost in this, he is the speak truth to power guy, the i'm going to tell it how it is. he is also a governor elected in 2009 in a blue state. let's not lose sight of that, either, the messaging it sends that republicans can and do win in states that tend to go to democrats on the presidential level. assuming that jamie's reporting is right, i have no reason to believe it isn't -- >> jamie's reporting is always dead on. take it from me. >> i believe that christie is an intriguing and probably a great pick. i think he's going to draw a huge amount of attention and he will use this, christie will use this i think to launch himself even higher in kind of the national str
strategies that racially neutral black politics -- black politicians have been using, and talk about the consequences of those strategies for present-day black politics. >> host: you would say it's more than about obama, though. he is a stroll figure, kind of instigated -- >> guest: it's way, way a lot more. i think history is very important to sort of figuring out what's going on at the moment. and so not only it's about what a grounding the rise of obama within history, i talk about shirley chisolm, jesse jackson, chicago politics, starting way back in 1928. with the first black congressman from the south side of chicago, and i talk about these ideological fissures in black -- this long history about the politics of resuspectability, looking at the need of black elite to raise up what i would describe the untalented 9/10th s in the black community to put a positive face to white america about racial progress, and so the rise of obama is within all these contexts, and sort of explains the 2008 race and what obama did as a candidate, particularly when he faced issues of race. it has
and that often kills them. to put a little close on this and a chance for us to converse, what is fascinating is the degree of duality in the great executive we studied. for example, is it 20 mile marching or defining moment in their capacity to do both? 20 mile marches with discipline and superb performance in a defining luck event moments that are out of their control. why did they do so much better? in the book, we noticed that over time, great executives will recall people had the genius of "and"as opposed to the tyranny of "or." it is humility and will. it is confront the brutal facts and having faith. it is productive and paranoid. when we stand back and look at a truly great enterprise, we see a huge duality under any great enterprise. that is what we call, preserved because for and stimulate progress - the core and stimulate progress. no great company exists if it does not have a core or stimulates progress. they are willing to change their practices, their strategies, there structures without compromising core values. they understand the difference between their core values and their
on the attack against the president using really his own words instead of having to come up with a hurried vice presidential announcement. and, wolf, there are some tea leaves to read here. kelly aot said to be high on mitt romney's vice presidential search list, she is going to be appearing with mitt romney up in new hampshire tomorrow. the romney campaign announced that yesterday. wolf, i think it stands to reason that the campaign would not have announced this event, would not have said slooes going to be at this event up in new hampshire if they were going to somehow come out tomorrow and announce she's the vice presidential running mate. so i think that's an indication that perhaps this window before he goes to the olympics is closing and that the vice presidential announcement will come off the olympics are over, wolf. >> they haven't released his exact schedule yet. when he's going to be in london, israel, when he's heading back to the united states. he's going to poland as well. do we know any details about that? >> reporter: wolf, i can tell you right now that, yes, all three of those
's vital for us to help them. you know, when a young man or young woman who deserves to go to college doesn't because they can't afford it, they lose, their family loses, and our country loses as well. when a young person goes to the college they shouldn't really go to because they can't afford the college they deserve to go to and want to go to, they lose, their family loses, and america loses. and so it's been a passion of mine that we give the middle class, not just the poor but the middle class as well, help in paying for college because it is so expensive but it is so important. and so we have in law now something called the child -- the american opportunity tax credit. it's legislation i wrote. it helped 9.1 million 235e78s get a -- families get a tax break on their children's college tuition last year. because of the american opportunity tax credit, more parents and students now qualify for tax relief to pay for college expenses, not just for two years but for a whole four years of study. it gives a $2,500 tax credit right off your taxes to families whose income is up to $180,000 a y
to the statute of our speaker. -- stature of our speaker. let's take a few minutes to provide some useful historical context. to think back to the beginning not only of -- not of this century, but the last. the world today is transfixed by the phenomenon of rapid economic growth in a number of countries that are rapidly treating major powers in the world. of course, the biggest are china and india. some others that would look fairly large in comparison to greet carter -- powers in the past, such as vietnam, russia, indonesia, and brazil. they are becoming much bigger players in the world. 100 years ago, the rise of germany as a great power led to two at catastrophically destructive wars. that also spawned a number of other tragedies, such as nazism and bolshevism, which turned the 20th century, which had begun with a decade of great promise, into the bloodiest in history. we cannot afford to repeat that history with even more terrible weapons of the 21st century. the challenge of managing a merging towers has become, arguably, the major challenge of our time. not that we are short on chal
, that the progress that we're making is moving us forward. >> wow, i don't know if she's on vacation in new hampshire or on mars, i can't figure it out, but the fact of the matter is, people are not better off today than they were three or four years ago. >> harris: yus just a reminder, only four more monthly reports on jobs left before the november elections, four more chances for president obama to try to prove the economy is on the rebound. steve centanni is live in washington with more reaction, and the issue is sticking around as we head into a new week, how is the obama administration defending itself in the wake of the dismal numbers? >> thing we're going in the right direction, more jobs are added in the private sector, but acknowledging at the same time not enough jobs are created and we still have a long way to go. >> we saw on friday that our economy is growing and we're adding jobs. the president believes that-- >> not enough jobs. >> we're not growing fast enough and we're not adding enough jobs. >> and what's the argument, after four years, what is then the argument that. >> well. >> re
own in this race for the white house. jim acosta is joining us from boston right now. what's going on on this day as far as the republican presidential candidate, jim, is concerned? >> reporter: wolf, the back and forth in this campaign right now is all about four words the president said nearly a week ago, the words you didn't build that. the comment has the romney campaign building a new line of attack that is resonating with republicans. republicans hope it's a sign mitt romney is back in business. >> when the president said that, if you got a business, you didn't build it, come here and talk to brian. and you'll learn that in fact he did build this business. >> i take umbrage at the suggestion that people don't start and build businesses. >> now, i'm know some people that think what the president said was just a gaffe. it wasn't a gaffe. it was instead his ideology. >> reporter: on a day he was expected to stay behind closed doors, he was at a truck repair company near his boston headquarters to keep hammering a comment made by the president last friday. >> if you got a busines
. for those of us who have had the pleasure and the honor of coming to know ryan well, this latest story is not at all surprising. it actually is quite in keeping with the character and actions of this superb, decent, selfless man, a man who i would call without question or hesitation the most excellent foreign service officer and one of the finest public servants i have ever known. for the past 41 years, ever since he was a junior diplomat serving in prerevolution iran, ryan crocker has consistently answered the call to serve in the most challenging, the most difficult but also the most important posts in the world. they were the places as it turned out where america needed ryan crocker the most, and he has always served with distinction. he was a young officer in lebanon when our embassy was bombed. ryan crocker helped to pull his colleagues from the rubble and then got back to work. he was one of the first civilians into afghanistan and iraq after the recent wars, helping to re-establish our diplomatic presence in both countries after decades. he returned to iraq during the surge, and
? >> i will say the way i get news is i use my twitter account to get almost all the news i get. for many people, especially young people, that is a cool way to do it. i find because i used my twitter stream -- i set up a specific group of people i follow for breaking news, and it has been built over several years, and it's really large at this point -- the point being i find i am a good 25 minutes ahead of people on breaking news because i am on twitter. i checked but other sources. that is my favorite way to follow news, and it feels the same as the shift when i was in newspapers. i was the only person reading blogs in the newsroom. twitter can serve the same purpose. can be fast and wrong, sorry you need to check. if you are a news junkie, that is my favorite thing. i also love "the wall street journal," fox is. i like to watch my own cliffs. hotair.com, because i work there now. the george mason university economists have their own blogs. a woman who works at newsweek -- i love reading her. aside from news, i like reading more analytical, wonky stuff. everybody done? since we are on c
opinion. our phone lines are open. you can also join the conversation on our twitter page or send us an email. the question on members' personal health, how much should you know? 202-737-0001 for democrats. 202-737-0002 if you're a republican. you have a line for independents, 202-826-0205. a couple of stories related to this, first from the "chicago sun-times," former representative, now the mayor of chicago, rheaume emanuel, weighing in on all of this, saying don't rush jackson's return to congress. he added his voice, writes the "sun-times" for those representing privacy for an ailment most recently described as a mood disorder, and then poking fun at congress, why should he get back to work, congress does no work. the last time i checked, they had their second repeal of the bill, why rush? the story from the "chicago sun-times." house leaders offering support as jackson jr. treated for a disorder. spoker of the house john baners was asked about it yesterday saying we hope he gets well soon, and frankly, he hopes he gets back soon. the democratic leader in the house is nancy pelos
's get rid of all guns in america. i grew up in a very rural part of america where people use guns for hunting and that sort of j right to bear arms, people have a right to not bear arms and also feel safe. that's the question we must ask ourselves, how do we balance those two rights. >> i got someone on my twitter feed today who says he's never agreed with me on anything and he came to an agreement with me after a few exchanges about more regulation and control of ammunition sales, which is where i'd like to see some focus of the future conversation on this. charles, thank you very much for joining me tonight. that will have to be "the last word." "the ed show" is up next. >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show." i'm michael eric dyson in for ed schultz. today, we got our first look at an alleged killer. but we're still looking for politicians who will step up to cut down the violence. this is "the ed show," and as ed would say, let's get to work. >> we haven't had the head of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms because the president can't get anybody through congress. w
and the ugly dispute between the chinese, the u.s. swim coach and now the international olympic committee. the teenager, 1 of 6 years old, shattering not only her own record but also beating in the last leg of her race, the time by the winner of the men's event. so the men gold medal winner, what he swam in the last leg, was not as fast as what the female, the 16-year-old female swam from china. professionals today calling what she did impossible. trace gallagher live in the west coast newsroom on the breaking news on the international olympic committee and where this is going of the trace? >> reporter: we should go over this again for context of our viewers. she beat her personal best by five seconds, right? she beat the world record, men and women, by one second. it is the first time in olympic history that a female has swam a lap faster than the gold medalist. yee think win trains part of the part of the year. because she trains incredibly hard. the director of the u.s. men's coaches john leonard, very outspoken guy, said called the feat impossible. he is quoting here. the history in o
that is where you are no longer going to use it. now you could still use the argument and you hear that argument more often on the republican side which is just sort of let them all slaughter each other, and without a great consideration of the strategic calculations in the middle east because it's sort of like the middle east, just go away. so, i think that is also a pretty powerful again, i would emphasize -- emphasize if you had to write now put your finger on something that would change the dynamic here, that has to be turkey. turkey. i think, i think professor -- professor, president obama's out of this one unless you see something happen in turkey or if you just see the slaughter accelerate at such a rate that we are more or less obliged to do something. it's possible that if the fsa could get ahold of aleppo and declared a free city to set up an opposition government in aleppo and figure out some way how to stop the armor, the artillery and the planes from driving them out at least for a while, that you could rapidly change the dynamic. and it would certainly be, it would certainly be an
it is worth the effort. when you think congress should go from here? you can also catch up with us on all of your favorite social media sites on twitter, fiscal -- facebook andy can you tell us at journal.cspan.org. some reaction already coming in on facebook on the health care repeal. one person writes it is a typical gop tactic. another person wrote, they did the right thing. he doesn't call. we want to hear your thoughts on the subject. we will be talking about it for the first 35 minutes. first, we want to talk about mitt romney who addressed the national association for the advancement of colored people. we will discuss governor romney's speech. colorado was governor romney received by the crowds ha? -- how was governor romney received by the crowd? . caller: - - guest: he made some statements he knew would not be received well in the room. he said he would be appealed in federal health-care law. -- repeal the federal health- care law. the booing was only a few seconds in a 22 minute speech. host: how has the romney campaign is on the? guest: i spoke with one of his senior advisers.
did the u.s. perg title it campus debit card trap? you guessed it. many are charged unreasonable fees that are costing them and the country millions of dollars. according to the report, 15 financial institutions have debit or prepaid card contracts with 878 campuses that serve more than nine million students. it's a big business. 42% of all students nationwide go to school on these 878 campuses. it's a lucrative business for financial institutions. there's a lot of money to be made from fees on college debit cards especially when you start charging fees on the billions of dollars disbursed each year in federal student aid. so the federal money is passing through these cards to the students, the financial institutions are making money in the process. as the u.s. perg report showed some of the fees are clearly unreasonable. one of the most egregious is a per-transaction fee on students for students for using a pin number instead of a signature. one of the largest campus debit card companies, hire one, currently charges students 50 cents every time the student enters his pin number at a
in the notebook mailed to his psychiatrist can be used as evidence or kept confidential. >>> a shock new congressional report revealing one in five illegal immigrants arrested for crimes commit within three years of being released. department of homeland security stats, based on nearly 8500 drunk driving offenses and more than 6,000 drug arrests. there were also arrests for murder and kidnapping. house judiciary chair is outraged by this. he said the obama administration could be prevented these crimes by enforcing our immigration laws but he refuses to while innocent americans suffer the consequences. no right from homeland security. those are your headlines this morning. >> did you get a phone call recently from the gallop people, they probably called during speaker, asking what is the number one issue that the next president of the united states must address? and this comes as bad news for p.m. and probably good -- for president obama and probably good news for mitt romney. the number one was not about taxing the rich, which is the current number one thing the president is pushing, it
're lucky to have him with us. please join me in welcoming general keith alexander. [applause] [laughter] >> just hide behind the -- well, you know, part of the reason i don't like the publicity is my mother used to say i had a face made for radio. i'm sure you've all heard that before. [laughter] and another comment you could probably add to it is behind every successful army officer is a stunned father-in-law. we have that as well. um, there's a few things that i'd like to talk about today, and i know we're going to have of a small group of about 25-30 people to do that with. and i see that's grown slightly. i'm not a mathematician per se. there are some things that i do want to put on the table for us to discuss, and i know we're going to have a panel that will talk about what we talk about here later in more detail. first, what secretary wolfowitz brought out, i think s absolutely important for our nation. cyber legislation. i think it's important that we talk about this. now, i'm not here to talk about any specific piece of legislation, but i do think it's important that we as a nat
around and they looked look like us and they open their mouths and they say bar, r., bar. what are they? and of course one thing that happened was they began to be enslaved and in some cases coercively converted until victoria denounced it as a parable of crime. inasmuch as he is a person every indian has free will and consequently is the master of his actions come his dominion. every man has the right to his own life and physical and mental integrity. another great -- also associated is the forerunner of libertarian thinking, who devoted his life to defending the indians against this brutal, horrific enslavement. he has come to the americas as a young adventurer alleged to have seen christopher columbus sailed off to america when he was a boy. and imagine the excitement to go to this new world. what he saw there shocked him, and he was converted by a traveling priest, who explained what was happening here. the brutality, the exploitation, the cruelty visited on these people and he wrote a book called the devastation of the indians, a horrific re. he talks about human beings hunted from
norah o'donnell will join us for analysis on that and more. >> schieffer: and in baseball's all-star break we will talk about america's game with historian doris kearns goodwin, and former all-star harold reynolds and espn's jayson stark. >> we love each other and root for each other until we get to the world series. and then it is every man for himself. >> he got that right. it is all ahead, because this is face the nation. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning, again, it is almost too hot to even fly a kite but some are out there last week on this broadcast, jan crawford set washington on its ear with a remarkable story and inside look how chief justice john roberts changed sides and joined liberals on the court to ensure the president's healthcare plan would be upheld, the as news leak from an institution that almost never leaks, and this morning she has new details and insights into how it all came about and what it means for future court cases, a jan. >> well, bob, this court is deep and
joe" this morning, we have tes hello to ashley. she is leaving us. this is her last day on the rev. she puts it altogether. she is the star. when you have a staff, dedicated staff of three people, it's difficult to lose one of them, especially one as great as ashley. she gets here at midnight, stays late every day to make the show possible. ashley, we love you. >> thank you. >> we will miss you. >> thank you. >> how about it for ashley, guys. >> thank you. >> thank you, ashley. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> i'm so tired of the president of the united states with the awesome seal that he gets to go around with, pointing, trying to create divisions, trying to punish people rhetorically for the hard work that will restore american greatness. the current president of the united states, i think, doesn't get it. he said on monday, i think right before he came here to this part of ohio, he said, in virginia, if you've got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made it happen. that was kind of like saying that the private sector is doing pretty good. it's the economy that's
, average wages declining and leads us down this long and winding road to grim, grim news, coming out of the far east this morning. >> it is. >> the sun continues to set on the american empire. here it is again, singapore, dateline, singapore, the 7-eleven in singapores, not in america, singapore only, you've heard of the slurpee machine in singapore the mashed potato and gravy machine. you put a little cup under, hit a button, mixes hot water with a powder, spits out mashed potatoes and pours chicken gravy you can take on the go. >> coming soon to singapore, obesity. >> where were we? john kennedy why england slept. i'm going to why america slept. >> thanks. >> that puts -- >> that's disgusting. you would love that. i could see you eating that. >> i want that. sad day. >> front page of "usa today" melissa my mayer, the talk of the town. at a conference with the national journal with valerie jarrett talking about it because she's pregnant and she's going to be the ceo and she says, i'd like to stay in the rhythm of things. my maternity leave will be a few weeks long and i'll work thro
this weekend. watching the forecast for us, meteorologist justin, the heatwave taking up most of the nation's weather map. >> that's right. of course we expect hot temperatures this time of the year heading into week two of summer officially. we don't like to see this much heat, temperatures breaking records from denver, colorado eastbound to atlanta, georgia up into the upper 100s this afternoon. a clash of the air masses has fueled these giant clusters of storms. yesterday's cluster historic. these have been rolling quickly east and southeast cooler to the north warmth and humidity to the south, clash of the air masses dangerous recipe for severe weather. >> harris: we heard our correspondent in colorado saying cooler temperatures helped. not everybody is as hot as everybody else right now. >> that's right. the core of the heat is centered across the plain states slicing throughout the deep south. we will see some of this heat retreat and build back into the front rages not good news also aided by low relative humidity and dry thunderstorms. we need the rain throughout colorado and new me
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